Pebble Smartwatch Gets Its Own App Store Next Year


The Pebble smartwatch started as a project on Kickstarter and has now shipped over 190,000 units. While select partners like Yelp and Foursquare have been working with Pebble to create apps for the platform, Pebble is announcing that it will be introducing an official app store of its own in 2014.

Developers will be able to submit and sell apps in what Pebble is calling a “first-of-its-kind wearable tech application directory.” Like Apple’s App Store, Pebble owners will be able to browse for apps to install from the Pebble iOS and Android companion apps.

Last month Pebble released its 2.0 SDK that gives devs access to the device’s accelerometer and full support for iOS 7’s enhanced Notification Center. You can order a Pebble online for $150.

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